Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in theoretical astrophysics at the Center for Astrophysical Sciences of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Working under the supervision of Professor Julian Krolik, the successful candidate will join a group of researchers at JHU and several other universities studying the physics of accretion onto black holes in many astrophysical contexts. A partial list of topics of interest includes: the nature of accretion onto binary black holes and the character of light emitted as they approach and go through merger; dynamics and light production in tidal disruption events; alignment of accretion disks undergoing Lense-Thirring torques; and dynamics of accretion in elliptical disks. Experience with numerical MHD simulations is desirable, but not essential.
The starting date for this position is flexible, but could be as early as spring or as late as fall, 2018. Officially the appointment must be renewed annually, but extension to three years is expected. The successful candidate will officially have the rank of postdoctoral fellow, a position that carries benefits including individual health insurance.
The JHU Center for Astrophysical Sciences and the adjacent Space Telescope Science Institute form a large and lively astrophysical community. In this environment, the post-doc will be immersed in first-rate work on everything from experimental cosmology to extra-solar planets. Applicants should upload a letter of application, CV, list of publications, and a statement of research interests to AcademicJobsOnline (AJO), https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10201. Three letters of recommendation should also be submitted through AJO.
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